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Astronomers make first clear detection of a moon-forming disc around an exoplanet

22 Jul 2021, 12:00 UTC
Astronomers make first clear detection of a moon-forming disc around an exoplanet ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Benisty et al.

Using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a partner, astronomers have unambiguously detected the presence of a disc around a planet outside our Solar System for the first time. The observations will shed new light on how moons and planets form in young stellar systems.

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